Shanghai
International, British curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 18

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai

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CurriculumInternational, British
Languages of instructionChinese, English
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 元297,700
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction Chinese and English
Native Chinese and English teachers
Extra languages (other than Chinese and English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元297,700
This school has more than one campus in Shanghai:
Gubei Campus: Ages 11 to 18
Hongqiao Campus: Ages 2 to 11
Regency Park Campus: Ages 2 to 10
Century Park Campus: Ages 10 to 18

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Number of students

2500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Ratio of local students to international students

100% international

Max. number of students per class

25

Native Chinese and English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in Chinese and English

English as an Additional Language
Chinese as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese

For additional languages (French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, etc.), some Primary and Secondary students choose to take classes after school with an outside organisation, or an after school club (if offered).

Use of technology in the classroom

Every classroom is equipped with interactive Smartboards and the latest learning devices and equipment to ensure that YCIS students are prepared for the future.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The school will ensure that homework is an integral part of the curriculum and is planned and prepared alongside all other programmes of learning. Teachers will give homework according to the age, ability and circumstances of the students, taking into account special educational needs.

In the Primary Section, all students are expected to read every night, in addition to Chinese assignments and other subject work, as assigned. Depending on the child, year group and nature of the homework, times vary between 20 and 90 minutes per night. For the Secondary Section, homework time varies between 90 and 150 minutes per night in Years 7-9, and between 180 and 210 minutes per night in Years 10-13. There is no official homework assigned for the Kindergarten students.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

In addition to a review of previous school records, admissions assessments may also include a one-on-one meeting or interview, a written placement test, an external assessment (for children with significant learning needs), and/or an online English language evaluation.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

YCIS Shanghai offers a wide range of after-school activities to students three times per week. Some examples of activities that have been offered in the past are soccer, basketball, floor hockey, in line skating, Chinese cultural crafts, Lego technology and many more. Many of these activities are free, but there are some run by outside companies which require payment.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Hongqiao: A large sports field and safe play areas where children can exercise, run, and play.

Gubei: A double-court gymnasium, large sports field, basketball courts.

Regency Park: A large sports field and safe play structures where children can exercise, run, and play.

Century Park: A double-court gymnasium, large sports field, basketball courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai provides international education to expatriate children aged 2 - 18. Recognised as one of the top international schools in Shanghai, YCIS Shanghai’s international curriculum through Kindergarten, Primary school, and Secondary school (IGCSE & IB) prepares students to become competent in English and Chinese, as well as internationally minded for a competitive future.

Teaching approach of the school

YCIS combines the best of Eastern and Western cultures by promoting fluency in two major world languages, creating a truly bilingual learning environment, and providing excellent role models through the Co-Teachers and Co-Principals. The Yew Chung international curriculum equips children not only to be well-rounded, but also global-minded, competitive, appreciative and caring global citizens. Students are nurtured in a multicultural environment with a fully rounded and balanced education which transforms them into global thinking individuals.

This holistic approach to education involves cooperation with parents, family, community and the world around us.